Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Third “R” – Recycling



Click Here to Play This Episode of The Green Gab Podcast Now!As recycling is the 3rd R in “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” the next step is what else can we recycle.  How can we turn “trash to treasure” or in keeping with the “R theme… Refuse to Resource?” Recycling is nothing new, Nature has been doing it all along.

In William McDonough’s book Cradle to Cradle, in nature there is no such thing as waste.  Every output of one process is an input for another.  This is a good model for manufacturing, as well as our consumption of stuff.

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Marla is an NAHB Master Certified Green Professional, LEED AP and Missouri Woman Business Enterprise. She Earned her B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy and a Certificate in Energy from Washington University.

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Green Gab Podcast Host Tony Pratte is the Director of Builder/Contractor Relations at The Sound Room in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tony is a graduate of St. Louis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has earned a Masters in Environmental Management & Sustainability at Harvard University

Tony’s 20+ year career has allowed to him to collect a number of experiences, connections and perspectives that offer an incredibly unique point of view that adds incredible value to each episode.

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The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well



Click Here to Play This Episode of The Green Gab Podcast Now!Gabbing with Kellye Markowski with Energy Smart Homes – a residential and commercial energy audit provider and project management.  We dubbed Kellye the “home detective” during the podcast recording and it seemed to describe what she does perfectly.  When Kellye performs an energy audit on a home, it’s an investigation into the house – the home detective.

Many issues in a home are a call for improving comfort and energy efficiency.  Kellye works to help homeowners/residents reduce their energy and costs and know the best course of action for their house. An energy audit is a whole house approach just like holistic health addresses all of a person’s health. 

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About the Hosts of The Green Gab Podcast:

Green Gab Podcast Host Marla Esser CloosGreen Gab Podcast Host Marla Esser Cloos is the Founder of The Green Home Coach – a company leading the way to inspire you to learn about, focus on and put into place Green Solutions when it comes to your life, home building and more.

Marla is an NAHB Master Certified Green Professional, LEED AP and Missouri Woman Business Enterprise. She Earned her B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy and a Certificate in Energy from Washington University.

Click here to learn more about Marla at her website online via TheGreenHomeCoach.Com

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Green Gab Podcast Host Tony Pratte

Green Gab Podcast Host Tony Pratte is the Director of Builder/Contractor Relations at The Sound Room in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tony is a graduate of St. Louis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has earned a Masters in Environmental Management & Sustainability at Harvard University

Tony’s 20+ year career has allowed to him to collect a number of experiences, connections and perspectives that offer an incredibly unique point of view that adds incredible value to each episode.

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